The Madrid Prosecutor’s Office has decided to open proceedings to study whether there was a crime in “the chants of racist overtones that were heard both outside and inside the Civitas Metropolitano” against Real Madrid striker, Vinícius Júnior, during the derby that faced Atlético of Madrid and Real Madrid last Sunday, September 18.
Pedro Sánchez, after the racist shouts against Vinicius: “It made me sad. The teams must take it seriously”
The proceedings have been opened as a result of a complaint filed by the Movement Against Intolerance, and the first step has been to ask the Police for an analysis of the recordings to identify the authors of these racist insults and if there is any relationship between their authors. and racist movements or groups.
He also asks the Police to check if there were more “episodes of racist overtones against a certain Real Madrid player” inside the field and asks for help from the security services of the rojiblanco club, which in a statement condemned the events.
The Prosecutor’s Office explains that the objective is to verify if “a crime related to the exercise of fundamental rights and public freedoms” has been committed, among which are hate crimes.
A group of people sang “you’re a monkey, Vinicius, you’re a monkey” around the stadium in the moments before the clash and later when the white team scored the first goal. The episode joins a long list of racist insults in the Spanish First Division. Players like Akapo, from Cádiz, or Inaki Williams of Athletic Bilbaohave also suffered in recent months.